Bike precinct site, fund­ing se­cured in youth boost

Broome Advertiser - - Sport - Carly Laden

The con­struc­tion of a new youth bike precinct at Broome Re­cre­ation and Aquatic Cen­tre is an­other step closer, with its site and ad­di­tional fund­ing se­cured.

The BRAC 1 Youth Bike Precinct site has been ear­marked for va­cant land off Fredrick Street, be­tween BRAC and Boule­vard Shop­ping Cen­tre.

In ad­di­tion, the Shire of Broome has al­lo­cated $85,000 to the project this year.

A further $85,000 was also se­cured through grants from the WA Depart­ment of Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment, Sport and Cul­tural In­dus­tries.

Shire pres­i­dent Harold Tracey said com­mu­nity mem­bers were also wel­come to get in­volved in get­ting the bike precinct up and run­ning.

“Dur­ing con­sul­ta­tion, there was an in­ter­est from com­mu­nity mem­bers keen to be in­volved with the con­struc­tion of the new fa­cil­ity,” he said.

“The Shire has de­vel­oped spon­sor­ship pack­ages and is very keen to hear from cor­po­rate or com­mu­nity groups who share our de­sire to get this fa­cil­ity up and run­ning.”

The master plan for the bike precinct was de­vel­oped last year af­ter ex­ten­sive com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion.

The precinct is set to in­clude a mountain bike pump track, mountain bike and walk­ing trails, an in­for­mal dirt jumps area, a BMX track, shad­ing, seat­ing and drink­ing water.

The Shire said the project would be rolled out in stages as fund­ing be­came avail­able, with the con­struc­tion of the bike pump track planned for com­ple­tion this fi­nan­cial year.

Coun­cil­lor Tracey said the BRAC 1 Youth Bike Precinct was an im­por­tant project that would pro­vide new op­por­tu­ni­ties for youth in Broome.

“As a coun­cil, we want to pro­vide ac­tiv­i­ties for our young peo­ple that pro­mote phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity and healthy liv­ing,” he said.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.